N is for Network

ABC’s of Learning Beyond School. Brought to you by the Letter N. Network. Network to connect, share, give and learn. Network to give freely with no expectation of getting. Focus on how you can serve and help others. Network with other learners, parents, and mentors to share ideas, tips and encouragement. Network with professionals, authors, … Read more

I is for Invite

Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series.Brought to you by the letter I. Invite. Invite someone out for coffee, or over for a meal. Invite someone along for the ride, wherever you have decided to GO. Invite new ideas, discussion, feedback, collaboration. Invite others to be part of a learning circle, book group, … Read more

H is for Help.

 Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to you by the letter H. Help. Help in whatever small way you can, whenever there is an opportunity. If you can help in a large way, do it. Hold a door, hug someone, handle a situation with grace and patience. Help spread humor, hilarity … Read more

C is for Create.

The ABC’s of Learning Beyond School.  Brought to You by the Letter C.  Create.   Yes, you.  Create.  Or your kids, let them create. Big things, little things, things that last or not. Create things that demonstrate what you are learning about. Create meals, recipes, art, things you need, wild & crazy things, useful and … Read more


Volunteer with Winters Friends of the Library Youth Day Parade Trophy

Award Winning and Life Changing Winner of the Winters 2012 Youth Day Parade Sweepstakes Trophy  -drumroll please–Winters Friends of the Library (WFOL)!  Yipee!!! Making skirts, researching books with iconic images that spanned the 76 years to fit the parade theme, gathering to rehearse the hand jive and marching with our amazing once a year band … Read more

“You Can’t Build on Broken”

I was awed by Angela Blanchard when I heard her speak at Business Innovation Factory Summit #7.   This morning I was re-inspired listening to her talk from TEDxHouston 2011. My head is spinning thinking about how to take what she’s learned about asset based community development and try it in other situations, and just how … Read more